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October 01, 2013

Faculty Research in International Business Award Competition 2014


Application Guidelines for 2014

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)/ Global Initiatives announces its
faculty research awards for 2014. This competition is open to all full-time faculty in all University of
Michigan schools and departments. For more information contact Vicki Simon at (734) 936-3917 or at
vicsimon@umich.edu Applications will be accepted until 25 November 2013.

Award Criteria

Awards are made by the CIBER executive committee. Faculty from all disciplines are eligible, including
political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, communications, psychology, engineering, law,
public policy, public health, and education, as well as all business disciplines. The committee uses the
following criteria, presented in their order of importance:

  1. The extent to which the project makes an original, practical, and significant addition to our
    knowledge and understanding of international business.

  2. Cost-effective and realistic design of the research project. Research methodologies, the
    qualifications of the applicant(s), and the project budget will be taken into account.

  3. The extent to which the project contributes to the professional development of the faculty
    participants.

Samples of funded proposals may be viewed if requested.

Allowable Expenses

Awards will be for amounts up to $10,000 annually for a period of one to three years. The following
expenses are allowable:

  1. Data collection expenses, including purchases of primary data and publications, subscription fees,
    duplication costs, software, and on-line search charges. Greater detail is required when data
    collection is outsourced to non-University institutions or individuals. Purchase of equipment (e.g.,
    laptops) is not allowable.

  2. Travel, both domestic and international, including transportation, meals, and accommodations.
    (Must meet U-M or Federal funding guidelines)

  3. Research assistants, who must be compensated according to University of Michigan guidelines.
    Applicants must explain why any departmental allocations for research support are not sufficient
    to complete the project.

Application Guidelines

The application has three parts:

  1. Research narrative, maximum of two-thousand words. Describe your research objectives, the
    design of the project, your qualifications and those of any collaborators, and the research output to
    be generated. Explain your motivation for pursuing the project and the contribution the proposed
    research will make to your career development.

  2. A one-page, detailed budget and justification that adheres to the allowable expenses described
    above and includes short explanations of unusual items. Be sure to include any other committed
    or potential funding sources in your budget. You only need to show a budget for the first year of
    multi-year projects. Expenditures for the first budget may begin on 10/1/2013 and must conclude
    by 9/30/2014.

  3. Curriculum vitae for all faculty participants.

Mail proposal to:

Vicki Simon
Center for International Business Education & Research/ Global Initiatives
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Street, K3340
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Or e-mail proposals to vicsimon@umich.edu

Proposals may be submitted on or before 25 November 2013. The committee meets in early December,
and we anticipate that decisions will be announced before the semester break.

Posted by maclachm at October 1, 2013 01:09 PM

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